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The Reality of Building an “Army of Extraordinary Teachers”

The Wall Street Journal is on a roll. First Meghan Gurdon lumps all YA literature together as too dark and too realistic all but calls for their removal from bookstore shelves. Now, in an August 13th essay, Steven Brill wants … Continue reading

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Free books for students sound great? Not everyone would agree…

One reason I left teaching was the bureaucrats I faced daily. When a teacher tires of the classroom (and the best ones never seem to tire of working with kids daily) they climb up the bureaucratic totem pole, so to … Continue reading

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More free books being given away… And great sites to find the contests on!

More opportunities for you to win free copies of The Shamra Chronicles series… A Life Bound by Books – you have until August 25th to enter this giveaway That Teen Can Blog! – you have until August 21st to enter … Continue reading

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Where’s “People for the Ethical Treatment of Vegetables” when we need them?

One argument vegetarians/vegans and other extremists who refuse to eat meat or wear anything from an animal that has been killed is that animals are helpless and slaughtered for food/clothing. As a fervent meat-eater my response is what is more … Continue reading

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